Silver Tree Visual Arts is a place where kids will explore REAL art! I love their motto -- "Not Crafts, Creative Thinking". Kids will enjoy weekly classes in painting, pottery or drawing; attend a creative workshop or explore a new art technique during a summer camp. Birthday parties and special seasonal events are also offered throughout the year!
Pottery (beginning at age 10)
Kids will work at their own pace and will also begin healthy class critiques of their classmates artwork.
Kids will enjoy learning about the styles & techniques of 75 great artists along with art appreciation activities.
Wonderful projects and ideas for creating with all types of mediums!
For more fun places to explore art around Kansas City, visit these locations:
Do your kids enjoy the theater? Or maybe they haven't yet seen a live performance? Take them to the Coterie, located in Crown Center, for a great experience. The Coterie Theatre was voted one of the "5 Best Kids Theaters" by Time Magazine. Outstanding shows for the preteen set include:
March 31, 2015 - May 17, 2015
So many antics to follow along with as The Cat, Thing 1 & Thing 2 entertain Sally and Dick for the day. Based on the much loved children's book!
June 16, 2015 - August 2, 2015
A musical adaptation of the book series -- learn how their friendship endures through all types of weather and seasons!
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"Zany, crazy and highly entertaining" are a few of the ways to describe a Paul Mesner puppet show! This season's offerings are even more attractive as they are all centered around popular children's books. Kids will love both many of this season offerings:
Performances: December 9 - 11, 2011
Performances: January 25 - February 19, 2012
Performances: March 7 - April 1, 2012
Performances: June 6 - July 1, 2012
What can you create with hot wax in a dark room? Come and find out at Kaleidoscope in Crown Center, a FREE hands-on art studio for kids of all ages. There are all kinds of projects to do, and kids can experience art sessions with their families or on-their-own.
Some of the projects your kids can enjoy include:
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View art from around the world with kids at the Nelson-Atkins Museum. Use mp3 players for an audio tour the outdoor Sculpture Garden; see ancient art from Egypt, Japan, and China; explore works of art by artists kids have learned about in school; and stop for a snack at the cafe or Rozzelle Court.
Usborne "Art Treasury" by Rosie Dickins is a great way to learn about famous artists and the types of techniques they use. The book introduces each piece of art, along with some of it's history, and then explains how to make your own masterpiece. It also includes great online resources too.
"From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg is a classic book about a girl and her brother who run away and hide at in a museum in New York City.
All images have been obtained with permission from the Nelson-Atkins online press room.
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